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When I first started skating in Brooklyn as a kid there weren’t that many raw skateboarding videos. But one that was the first real influence of my, and so many others, skateboarding was Sick Boys. I remember Jimmy, Ray, and myself would watch this jacked up copy we got from some kids we skated with from Crown Heights. This was our bible. We would watch this on Saturday morning before we took the subway to the banks. The visions of Natas’ frontside flip on the Venice banks, Julien’s frontside slide on the handrail, and all that hilly SF footage would be burnt into our brains on that 45 minute train ride. Once we got off that train you were so stoked to skate that there was no other feeling like it. If you want to see a piece of film that was the first influence on a generation of progressive street skaters go pick it up ASAP..